The BBC's Phil Collins documentary "A Life Less Ordinary" will be released on DVD May 20 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. First broadcast in November in the U.K., the film is a comprehensive overview of Collins' life, from his start as a child actor to his time as the drummer and then lead singer of Genesis, and his successful solo career.
Former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and mixmaster DJ Shadow have added their voices of protest against the U.S. led war against Iraq in a new song, "March of Death." The cut was made available this morning (March 21) for free download on de la Rocha's Web site and is expected to appear on his long in-the-works Epic solo debut, due sometime this year, according to a spokesperson.
Following a number of delays, Train's follow-up to March 2001's "Drops of Jupiter" is slated for a June 3 release via Aware/Columbia, and no one could be happier about the pending arrival of "My Private Nation" than Train frontman Patrick Monahan.
Songwriter Armando Manzanero and rapper Edgardo Arias Franco, aka "El General," will receive special honors at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held May 8 at the Miami Arena. Manzanero, the Mexican singer/pianist/composer whose songs are synonymous with romantic Latin music worldwide, will receive this year's Billboard Hall of Fame Award, presented for outstanding longtime artistic merit.
Jay-Z will on April 8 release "Blueprint 2.1," featuring highlights from last year's Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam double-CD set "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse," plus a handful of as-yet-unannounced previously unreleased tracks. The latter set notched Jay-Z his fifth No. 1 album when it debuted last November at the top of The Billboard 200.
Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono, Norah Jones, Dionne Warwick, Ray Davies, Robert Plant, and Huey of the Fun Lovin' Criminals across its 22 tracks.